Doris Duke Artist Award, 2014
New York, NY
Known for combining formal purity with pungent social commentary in his choreography, John Jasperse has created 15 evening-length works for John Jasperse Projects. His recent projects include Canyon, a performance that focuses on the transformative power of losing oneself in visceral experience; and Fort Blossom revisited (2000/2012), which invites audiences to examine contemporary notions of how we experience the body as both owners and spectators. Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, Lyon Opera Ballet, The Irish Modern Dance Theater, and Headwaters Dance Company have also commissioned his work. He is the recipient of a USA Fellowship (2011) and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2003), and his projects have received multiple MAP Fund, NEFA National Dance Project, and NPN Creation Fund grants. In May 2014, Jasperse will premiere Within between—a new work in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler—at New York Live Arts.